Also called Evidence Maps and Opportunity Maps. Assessment Pathways itemize all of the assessments students will have the opportunity to undertake, both as practice and as ultimate demonstrations of their mastery of identified skills, knowledge and habits.
- Meaningful Assessment
"In a Mastery Learning System, Assessment Pathways would optimally be organized in relation to Competencies and their attendant Learning Progressions with Learning Objectives/Goals and Targets. More often, Assessment Pathways become a list of the assessments associated more broadly with a Module or Course. Content-area experts are definitely beneficial to engage in the development of Assessment Pathways (teachers who are very comfortable with their disciplines can do this work, but it is challenging to identify or develop Assessments that are tightly-aligned with Competencies and Learning Goals, at the ""right"" grain-size.
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A Scope & Sequence is intended to provide a clear map for what instructors are supposed to teach and in what order. For Mastery-Learning programs student demonstration of mastery through products/assessments guide teaching & learning. Therefore, Assessment Pathways (also called Evidence Maps) with performance tasks are typically more helpful than traditional Scope and Sequence.